Food Corporation Of India: Food Corporation of India (FCI) is a Public Sector Undertaking, under the Department of Food & Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
FCI is a statutory body set up in 1965 under the Food Corporations Act 1964. It was established against the backdrop of a major shortage of grains, especially wheat.
It has the primary duty to undertake purchase, store, move/transport, distribute and sell food grains and other foodstuffs.
Objectives: To provide remunerative prices to farmers.
- To help in crisis management of food grains. .
- maintaining operational buffer stocks of food grains.
- Distribution of food grains for Public Distribution System.
- Effective Price Support Operations
Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP): The CACP is an attached office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. The Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP since 1985, earlier named as Agricultural Prices Commission) came into existence in January 1965.
It is mandated to recommend minimum support prices (MSPs) to incentivize the cultivators to adopt modern technology, and raise productivity and overall grain production in line with the emerging demand patterns in the country.MSP for major agricultural products are fixed by the government, each year, after taking into account the recommendations of the Commission.
SVASTIK Initiative: Scientifically Validated Traditional Knowledge to the Society (SVASTIK) Initiative is to conserve the practice of the right tradition, inculcate scientific temper of verifying tradition in a scientific manner and instil confidence in citizens regarding the scientific value of our traditional knowledge/practices.
CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR-NIScPR) has been assigned as the nodal organisation to implement this national initiative.As a part of this initiative, simplified creative content on Traditional Knowledge is being disseminated through digital platforms in English, Hindi, and different regional languages.
ADIP Scheme: The Scheme has been in operation since 1981. The scheme follows the definitions of various types of disabilities as given in the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) (PWD) Act 1995.
The Ministry Of Social Justice and Empowerment is the nodal ministry of the scheme .
The Objective of Assistance to Disabled Persons Scheme is to assist the needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances that can promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation.
Grants-in-aid are released to various implementing agencies for purchase and distribution of aids and assistive devices.